In a split vote, the Arlington Heights Village Board approved the opening of one of two exits proposed for opening along Kirchhoff Road. The west driveway will be opened for at least a nine-month period while the hospital executives and attorneys are likely to pursue opening of the east exit.
Voting in favor of the proposal from the village staff to open one exit …
Village President Arlene Mulder
Trustee Carol Blackwood
Trustee Norman Breyer
Trustee Thomas Hayes
Trustee John Scaletta
Trustee Mike Sidor
Opposed to the opening were …
Trustee Thomas Glasgow
Trustee Bert Rosenberg
Trustee Joseph Farwell, who was most active in opposing the opening, and lives in the area affected by the traffic changes — just north of the hospital.
Currently the only exits from the Northwest Community Hospital campus are located on Central Road. Entrances exist at those south exits and at the northwest corner and the northeast corner of the campus aligned with Ridge Avenue.
The exits on the north side are problematic because they are angled intersections and they facilitate dumping of traffic onto northbound Ridge Avenue. Neighbors north of Kirchhoff Road area concerned about the risk of increased crashes along Kirchhoff Road and increase traffic hazards to children at Pioneer Park, Westgate School, Our Lady of Wayside School, and on side streets in the area.
CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
View Larger Map
Green arrow at the location of the opening exit to Kirchhoff Road at the northwest side of the Northwest Community Hospital campus.
SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)
Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.
! MORE NEWS FAST!!! MOST RECENT: CRIMEBLOG | MOST RECENT: FIREBLOG | SUBMIT NEWS TIPS
::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! CoolFitnessGifts.com ::: Cubs, Sox caps at ChicagoFanfare.com :::
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com. For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...
Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights | YouTube.com/DailyHeraldClips
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | YouTube.com/FoxNews | Associated Press | The Cardinal
|RSS Help ...
crimeblog | fireblog
|¬´ EARLIER | SEARCH ARTICLES BY DATE -- Arlingtoncardinal.com/searchdate | LATER ¬ª|